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Snapchat Spectacles' exported clips now come in different formats

Snapchat's Spectacles have always been able to export photos and video clips you can post online, but they only used to come in one variant: round with a white frame. Now, the camera-equipped eyewear finally has a handful of export format options to choose from. In addition to being able to export …

Apps

'Fortnite' could partially lose the one thing that makes it unique

To build, or not to build? In 2011, Epic Games took a gamble on an unconventional survival shooter called <i>Fortnite</i>. The far-reaching maps and signature weaponry were all there in the main game, but a new breed of battle royale would shake up the genre's foundations by centering on construction …

Gaming Industry

Reality Winner will plead guilty for leaking NSA election hacking info

A little over a year ago, <i>The Intercept</i> posted top-secret NSA documents covering Russian attacks on US voting systems, showing they hacked at least one voting software company and attempted to phish more than 100 local officials. Despite emails the outlet received (via FOIA requests) showing local …

Corruption

Google's Street View cars will monitor London's air quality

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made it one of his missions to curb pollution and improve air quality in the capital. Data plays an important role, and as part of a new project, two Google Street View cars will begin pulling double duty as mobile air quality monitors next month. The vehicles have been …

University of Cambridge

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ may come to PC, too

The amount of people ready to drop a serious amount of cash on <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> might have just increased by quite a bit. <i>VG247</i> is reporting that Rockstar Games is preparing to launch the much-hyped title on the PC, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The site found a LinkedIn profile, …

Red Dead Redemption

The Morning After: MoviePass surge pricing

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Congratulations, it's Friday. Tesla's 'sabotage' investigation has taken an odd turn, and there's new pricing coming to MoviePass that you should know about.<p>Calling all students! While you're on a break from that summer job, go ahead and send us some …

MoviePass

'Jurassic World Revealed' exposes the limits of Alexa games

Turns out, I'm quite terrible at running away from dinosaurs. This is a thing I learned after playing all six chapters of the <i>Jurassic World Revealed</i> game on Alexa, which launches today in tandem with the movie. The first chapter is free, and you can get it by enabling the Jurassic World skill in …

Jurassic World

Google's Measure app comes to all ARCore-compatible Android phones

Google Measure, the digital substitute app for anyone who don't own a physical tape measure, has just received a much needed update. In contrast to the earlier version -- which was limited to Google's augmented reality (AR) platform Tango -- the new and improved Measure works with any smartphone …

Augmented Reality

Employees ask Amazon not to sell face recognition to law enforcement

A group of Amazon employees has penned a letter to company chief Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement. They said that "in the midst of historic militarization of police, renewed targeting of Black activists, and the growth of a federal deportation force …

Surveillance

New York Knicks top pick wears a 'Fortnite' suit to the draft

Last night the (real, not 2K League) NBA Draft took over the Barclays Center in New York, and once again, <i>Fortnite</i> was on display. Considering the age of most top picks it's not surprising the game has fans among players, but Kevin Knox took his tribute to the next level by putting the game's logo …

Basketball

Nintendo can quickly ban Switch pirates from online play

Nintendo has implemented some pretty stringent anti-piracy measures for the Switch, and according to one console hacker, it has already started banning game cart certificates. In a lengthy PSA on the SwitchHacks subreddit, "SciresM" said Nintendo can now quickly detect if the game you're trying to …

Internet

California Rep. requests 23andMe to help reunite children with families

California Representative Jackie Speier reportedly asked DNA-testing company 23andMe to help reunite children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border due to Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policies. She told <i>Buzzfeed</i> that she was concerned with the lack of records for families that …

Immigration

GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians

GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs and a better drum sequencer (on mobile), along …

Drums

nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in Boston

Autonomous cars will now be allowed on all public Boston roads. The city has played host to nuTonomy for some time now, allowing the company to test its self-driving Renault Zoes at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in January of last year, later expanding its testing zone to the Seaport District. …

Autonomous Vehicle

Pocket Casts opens up Android beta to the public

Pocket Casts, the incredibly popular podcast application, announced today that it is opening up a public beta program for Android users. This will allow any interested user access to the app's newest features, with the caveat that builds might be broken or unstable. If you'd like to sign up for the …

Beta Testing

YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

While YouTube users have been able to schedule pre-recorded videos for years, up until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But, there's a new feature being launched at VidCon 2018, called YouTube Premieres, that's going to change that. This new tool will let …

Internet

YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators more money

YouTube is having a busy day at VidCon 2018. Aside from launching Premieres, a new feature that lets creators hype pre-recorded videos with a public landing page, the company is also announcing new ways for them to make more money. For starters, channels with more than 100,000 subscribers will now …

YouTube

Bing can use your phone camera to search the web

Microsoft isn't about to let Google's visual search features go uncontested. The tech giant has introduced a Visual Search feature to Bing that uses your phone's camera (either a fresh shot or from your camera roll) to identify objects and serve up links related to what you see. Snap a picture of a …

Bing

Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheating

Algeria is not kidding around when it comes to exam cheats this year. The country is shutting off internet access for both mobile and fixed line connections for an hour after each high school diploma exam starts. Officials hope the move will stop any leaks. The temporary shutdowns will last until …

Internet

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<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list of deals</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Osprey Parsec<p><b>Street price: $90; Deal price: $54</b><p>Seeking the …

Shopping

Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the season, every league game will stream on both Facebook …

LaVar Ball

Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

The story of Tesla suing a former employee for alleged theft and sabotage has taken another odd turn. While the company increased security at its battery producing Gigafactory after claiming a friend of Martin Tripp said he'd threatened to "shoot the place up," the <i>Washington Post</i> released emails …

Tesla

FDA approves implantable glucose monitor that lasts for 90 days

A year ago, the FDA implemented new, streamlined regulations for digital devices. One of them is a continuous glucose-monitoring (CGM) system the FDA just approved that sends data from an implantable sensor to a paired mobile app, letting patients see their levels on their smart device. Once it's …

Medical Technology

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts even further with the launch of IGVT. It's a …

Social Media

A vertical case makes arcade games easier on Nintendo Switch

A big part of the Nintendo Switch's appeal is its portability, but select games -- typically older titles that originally debuted in arcade machines -- are formatted vertically. Playing them horizontally leads to giant black bars on the sides, which isn't enjoyable for anyone. But a new gadget …

Retrogaming

Mojang card game 'Scrolls' reborn as 'Caller's Bane'

When <i>Scrolls</i> was hit by a Bethesda lawsuit and its online servers died an ugly death, the future of Mojang's collectible card game was looking rather grim. But <i>Scrolls</i> is still alive, and it's just been rebranded as '<i>Caller's Bane</i>'. Unlike before, it now costs nothing to play.<p><i>Scrolls</i> tasks players …

Mojang

MoviePass will begin surge pricing next month

<i>Business Insider</i> reports today that MoviePass will start charging surge prices for certain movies during particular times. When the app deems a showing to be exceptionally popular, MoviePass will charge its subscribers an additional $2, according to CEO Mitch Lowe. "At certain times for certain …

MoviePass

Surprise! Some PC games have ad-tracking software installed

A smattering of PC games are tracking where you go and what you do on the internet when you aren't playing. <i>Reddit</i> sleuths have discovered that games including <i>Civilization VI</i>, <i>Elder Scrolls Online</i>, <i>Kerbal Space Program</i> (above), <i>Hunt: Showdown</i> and <i>Warhammer: Vermentide II</i> included a tracker called Red …

The Elder Scrolls

Follow tonight’s NBA draft with ESPN’s Twitter livestream

For tonight's NBA draft, ESPN will have fan-focused commentary on its main channel while its ESPN2 coverage will explain what the picks mean for the league. But you can also follow along on the network's Twitter account, which will have "more of a radio-type approach" by ESPN regulars David Jacoby, …

NBA Draft

Steam's Summer Sale offers discounts on 'Fallout,' 'Sonic' and more

Steam holds seasonal sales throughout the year, offering decent discounts during certain dates in Autumn, Winter and Summer. It's definitely time for the most recent sale, just a day after <i>PUBG</i> got its first deal ever on the game distribution service. Dubbed the Intergalactic Summer Sale, which runs …

Halo Wars